Optus Junior Dolphins Team Part 1

On Sunday 11 November, I had the pleasure of coaching 6 of our CGGS Aquatic young guns at the Swimming Victoria, Optus Junior Dolphins (12 years/u) Metro Finals Competition, which was held at MSAC.

Congratulations to our very own Emily Price, Blake Ashdown Moore, Clarissa Wong, Matthew Brophy, Claire Fleming and Jack Giang, for being selected in the Metro East Swim Team to compete against District South, West and North.

A BIG SPECIAL congratulations also goes out to Emily Price, who was appointed the “2018 Metro East Team Captain”. Well deserved Emily!

On this busy day of competition our swimmers achieved 73% PB’s with some awesome individual performances.

Top 10 placings were achieved as follows;

    • Blake Ashdown-Moore (9th in the 11yrs / u 100 butterfly) swimming a 3.63 sec PB.
    • Jack Giang (8th in the 11yrs / under 50 backstroke ) swimming a 3.69 sec PB.
    • Claire Fleming (10th in the 9 yrs backstroke) swimming a 0.81 sec PB.

Optus Junior Dolphins Team Part 2

Top 20 placings were also achieved as follows;

Emily Price : 12 years

  • 13th placing in the 50 fly, swimming a 1 sec PB.
  • 12th placing in the 100 breaststroke, swimming a 1.3 sec PB.
  • 11th placing in the 50 breaststroke, swimming a 0.19 sec PB.
  • 12th placing in the 100 free, swimming a 1.42 sec PB.

Blake Ashdown-Moore: 11 years

  • 11th placing in 50 fly, swimming a 0.63 sec PB.
  • 14th placing in 100 breast, swimming a 4.31 sec PB
  • 16th placing in 100 free, swimming a 2.82 sec PB.

Jack Giang: 11 years

  • 12th placing in 50 breast stroke, swimming a 3.69 sec PB.

Claire Fleming

  • 17th placing in the 50 free, swimming a 0.41 sec PB.

Furthermore, Matt Brophy swam a strong PB in his 11 yrs 100 backstroke event with Clarissa Wong just falling short of her PB’s, but putting up a big effort in her 11 yrs 50 and 100m breaststroke events.

Last, but by no means least, Blake achieved an 11 yrs State Sprint qualifying time in his 50 backstroke, and Emily achieved a Victorian Age Longcourse qualifying time for 100 freestyle.

Well done team, a fantastic effort!

I certainly look forward to seeing more of our young swimmers qualifying to compete at this great event in 2019.

Good swimming and have fun!

Peter